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ERIC Number: EJ787183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
The World of Juvenile Justice According to the Numbers
Rozalski, Michael; Deignan, Marilyn; Engel, Suzanne
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v24 n2 p143-147 Apr 2008
Intended to be an instructive, yet sobering, introduction to the complex and disturbing nature of the juvenile justice system, this article details the "numbers," including selected percentages, ratios, and dollar amounts, that are relevant to developing a better understanding of the juvenile justice system. General statistics about juvenile and adult correctional systems in the United States are compared with similar data for U.S. public schools (e.g., prevalence of learning and behavior disabilities among school-aged children and those who are incarcerated). Lastly, the benefits of providing educational services for incarcerated juveniles, along with statistics related to recidivism and potential costs to our society, are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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